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HERE LIES THE HEART A Tale of My Life

By: De Acosta, Mercedes

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42264

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


(xii), 372 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of yellow boards with black cloth spine on Very Good dustjacket with some minor wrinkles at bottom of rear panel. Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1969), born in New York City, was an eccentricand talented playwright, poet, and novelist. Often described as the womenwho, in the words of Alice B. Toklas, “had the most important women of the twentieth century,” de Acosta had romantic relationships with Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo, and Eva Le Gallienne. Due to her desire to ... View more info

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THE BURNING-GLASS AND OTHER POEMS

By: De La Mare, Walter

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40728

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Including the Traveller. Clean and tight in orignal binding in very nice dustjacket. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Heart Earth (Uncorrected Advance proof preceding the Hardcover Edition)

By: Doig, Ivan

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39227

Condition: Near Fine


154 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. View more info

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CHARLESTON & OTHER STORIES

By: Donoso, Jose ; [SIGNED]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38820

Condition: Fine


Autograph; Translated by Andree Conrad. Fine in slipcase toned at edges (no dustjacket was issued for this autographed edition) . This is copy #45 of only 200 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

HISTOIRE DE J. Mc N. WHISTLER et de son oeuvre

By: Duret, Theodore

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, H. Floury: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41077

Condition: Very Good


155 pages; Publisher's light brown stiff wrappers, printed in brown. Slightly shaken in wrappers, some light soiling to wrapper, and a faint owner's signature. There is a repair to a portion of the bottom end of the spine. The original publisher's wrappers were designed in keeping with Whistler's own distinctive ideas of book design, including a vignette of his famous butterfly emblem-signature. Théodore Duret was a critic and journalist, who played an important role in the career of the Impressionsts, and was particularly friendly to Whistler. Duret's biography was first published in 1904. ... View more info

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PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WITH 26 HORSES

By: Eastlake, William

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41456

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


221 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. "The Bronc People makes definite the arrival on the scene of a new, hard, dry, tender, very contemporary talent ... A host of elements gives us sufficient notice that an important writer is among us. Welcome to William Eastlake. -- Herbert Gold in The Nation. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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MIRACLE AND TREADMILL

By: Epstein, Lester

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Mexico City, Pyramids Press (1957): 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38346

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


119 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn chipped dustjacket (now in mylar cover). Published in Mexico, this early collection of poetry was written by Lester Epstein, who served for a time as registrar at the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art). In his day, Epstein was at the heart of the artistic community in New Orleans. Although Epstein continued to write poetry, he devoted most of his creative energy to his artwork.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that i... View more info

REQUIEM FOR A NUN

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40387

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Top edge stained gray. Price on dustjacket flap. No statement of printing on copyright page, with the name of the desner mis-spelled as "M. McKnight Kauffer ". Former owner's name on front endpaper under jacket flap, spine faded. Dustjacket has some wear at edges and folds with some very shallow chipping at spine ends and lower corners. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Traveller´s Tree A Journey through the Caribbean Islands

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Price: $199.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41634

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xii, 403 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of rose cloth in dustjacket with edgewear and chipping at spine ends. Faint indentation to ffep from paperclip where a printed calling card and envelope ("Mr. Chauncey Devereaux Stillman", printed by Cartier) was attached (now laid in). Chauncey Devereux Stillman (1907 – 1989) was the grandson of James Stillman president of what became the Citigroup bank whose sons married two of William Rockefeller's daughters. A director of Freeport-McMoRan since December 1931, Chauncey served as a squadron air combat intelligence of... View more info

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WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED [Cover Title: "Little Willie" )

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Washington DC, Privately Printed: 1901

Seller ID: 37025

Condition: Near Fine


Original cream doubled wrappers (with a fan fold at the top edge) -- printed in red with title: "Little Willie" / By / Eugene Field -- stitched and sewn, as issued, with decorative red silk cord tied at the spine-fold. Title page (limitation statement on verso) , Foreword (verso blank) , and the five stanzas of the poem printed on both sides of three leaves (the fifth stanza's leaf is blank on the verso, except for a device depicting a rampant lion in silhouette, final leaf entirely blank. OCLC: 27211002 The Foreword explains that the poem was composed by Eugene Field on October 19, 18... View more info

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IN SUNFLOWER LAND Stories of God's Own Country

By: Field, Roswell Martin

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte & Company: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40209

Condition: Very Good+


257 & [2, ads] pages; Publisher's pale green cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt on the spine, and gilt, with touches of black and darker green on the front cover -- with sunflower motif, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut and untrimmed -- a handsome nineties decorative cloth binding, in an excellent state of preservation. There is light rubbing to the spine's extremities (no breaks, chips or tears, just a visible erosion of the pale green color to the fabric) ; there is similar light rubbing visible at the points of the boards' corners, and one tiny point along the rear gutter of t... View more info

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GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]

By: Fleury, Marthe-Claire

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Seghers: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 36942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 41 pages; Number 112 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. A Fine copy in the original glassine dustwrapper. OCLC: 31187775; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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DEAD CERT [ Autographed First Edition ]

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $1,999.99

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39515

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; AUTOGRAPHED on titlepage "Hi, XXXX, Dick Francis." The true First Edition (published in London) of Dick Francis' first thriller in what became a landmark series of horse racing mysteries. Burgundy cloth binding in pictorial dust wrapper. Binding has a very slightly lean, corners sharp, light offsetting to free endpapers where exposed beyond dustwrapper flaps (as usual), a very few faint spots of foxing to preliminary leaves, (the half title leaf and the last blank leaf and the rear free-endpaper). Dustwrapper design by Trevor Denning; price-clipped, some very modest edgewear... View more info

SMOKE-SCREEN [First US Edition]

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Harper and Row: 1972

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40185

ISBN: 0718110390

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


An excellent copy in fine bright dustjacket. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

SLAY-RIDE

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40188

ISBN: 0718111508

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dustjacket price-clipped, else Fine in Fine dustjacket. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

ODDS AGAINST

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1965

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40189

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


1965 FIRST EDITION - LONDON, Michael Joseph. Jacket illustration by Broom Lynne. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise Fine in price-clipped dustjacket with some light stains on rear panel. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

RISK

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40194

ISBN: 0718116364

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Roland Britten, thirty-one, bachelor, chartered accountant, spends his spare time riding in steeplechase races as an amateur jockey. On the day of the Cheltenham Gold Cup his whole world changes violently. He finds himself the target of a vicious persecution for which he knows no reason, a mind-sapping mystery which, to save himself, he must solve. A fine bright tight book in near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic render... View more info

FLYING FINISH

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $149.94

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41508

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1966 FIRST EDITION - London, Michael Joseph. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with some wear at head of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

THE RACING MAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK

By: Francis, Dick ; & John Welcome , (Editor)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40187

ISBN: 0571087981

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


1969 First Edition edited by DICK FRANCIS with several contributions by him. An informative, entertaining and light-hearted anthology. Includes lively accounts of great racing personalities - jockeys, owners, punters and, of course, horses- of great races and unforgettable episodes, of kings and crooks and champions. Contributors include John Hislop, Gordon Richards, Fred Winter, Sidney Galtrey, Ivor Herbert, Dick Francis, F. Fox Eric Rickman, Siegfried Sassoon and others. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imb... View more info

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ROOM OF THE YELLOW ROSES - A Fantasy in Six Scenes

By: Fue, Charles

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Stamford, Brock and Wallston: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40720

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


xi, 154 pages; Clean and tight in original binding and nice dustjacket. OCLC: 3459817; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info